GitHub provides code hosting services that allow developers/people to build software for open source and private projects in organizations. The Company provides access control and several collaboration features such as wikis, task management, bug tracking and feature requests for every project. With GitHub, developers can champion new ideas, work together on code and track bugs on one integrated platform. 

Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
749 (est)
GitHub was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People/Management at GitHub

Chris Wanstrath

Chris Wanstrath

Co-Founder / CEO
Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

PJ Hyett

PJ Hyett

Co-Founder / COO
Julio Avalos

Julio Avalos

Chief Business Officer

GitHub Office Locations

GitHub has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
88 Colin P Kelly Jr St
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GitHub Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$350.5 m

Time since last funding

about 2 years


GitHub's latest valuation is reported to be $2 b.
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GitHub Financials

GitHub's revenue was reported to be $95 m in 2015

Market valuation

2 b
USDY, 2015Y, 2016

Gross bookings

100 m


95 m

Net Income

(27 m)
USDSep, 2016


98 m
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GitHub Operating Metrics

GitHub's Users was reported to be 23.1 m in Oct, 2017. GitHub's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 1.5 m in Oct, 2017. GitHub's Projects Launched was reported to be 72 m in Nov, 2017
Jul, 2015Y, 2015Dec, 2016Apr, 2017Oct, 2017Nov, 2017Nov, 2017


10 m9 m18 m20 m23.1 m

Enterprise Customers

1.5 m

Average Daily Time Spent per User, minutes


Projects Launched

25 m72 m
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GitHub Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
EaselJanuary 09, 2014
Ordered ListDecember 05, 2011
GitHub's employees are reported to be approximately 36% female and 64% male.
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GitHub's Web-traffic and Trends

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GitHub News and Updates

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